throw cold water on

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Synonyms for throw cold water on

be discouraging or negative about

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Matthew felt sure she would throw cold water on his project at once.
Godfrey would not go to Tarley and throw cold water on what Mr.
THE last thing I would want to do is throw cold water on anything that raises awareness of just and charitable causes but I am baffled by the ice bucket challenge.
Country-pop singer LeAnn Rimes, 17, is a Baptist, but that didn't throw cold water on her feelings after her recent brief meeting with Pope John Paul II.
com, an investment advisory firm specializing in distressed property, reported today that steadily rising yields of the benchmark 10 year treasury bill would put upward pressure on mortgage rates in the near future and could throw cold water on the super-hot speculative Las Vegas housing market.
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